This winter it is thought that hundreds of thousands of families will struggle with their energy bills after seeing a huge hike in the cost of fuel over the course of the summer. A report by the Citizens Advice Bureau has recently suggested that this year those that are the most vulnerable will have to make a choice between either feeding themselves or keeping warm. This week marks world Energy Saving Week, an initiative that aims to get everyone thinking about their energy usage and look at what they can do to cut down and reduce their bills. Here are a few tips that we would like to share:
  • Leaving your appliances on standby still uses electricity. If you switch them all off at the plug you can save money of your bill.
  • Insulating your home can make a big difference to your bills. Lots of energy companies now provide grants to those that are the most vulnerable or struggle to pay their bills to enable them to insulate their homes.
  • Switching all of your light bulbs in your house to energy saving bulbs can make a small difference, but a difference none the less.
  • By turning your thermostat down by just 1degree you can save 10% on your energy bill.
Although only a few small steps, they can not only save you money but will also make the planet a little bit greener. We would now like to hear your tips, what do you do to try and keep your bills down? No matter how big or small, we want to know!